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Jimmy L. Cox
Graveside Services for Jimmy L. Cox, age 73, of Sterlington, formerly of Winnsboro, were held Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2008 at Harris Cemetery near Crowville with Rev. Kelly Clark officiating, under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home of Winnsboro.
Mr. Cox was a retired school teacher and coach. He passed away on Monday, Nov. 3, 2008.
Survivors include his wife: Linda Cox of Sterlington; son: Chris Cox of Sterlington; mother: Vermell Cox of Winnsboro; sister: Margaret Beatty of Tyler, Texas; brother: Eugene Cox of West Monroe; one granddaughter.
Online Condolences may be made at www.mulhearnfuneralhome.com.
James Earl Carpenter
Memorial services for James Earl Carpenter, 84, were held Saturday, Nov. 1, 2008 at First United Methodist Church in Winnsboro under the direction of Gill First National Funeral Home in Winnsboro. The service was officiated by Rev. Howard Childs and Rev. Johnny Hankins.
Mr. Carpenter, a native of Winnsboro, was born on Nov. 8, 1923 and passed away at his residence surrounded by his family on October 29, 2008 following a lengthy illness. At his request, his body has been donated to LSU Health Sciences Center, Shreveport.
He retired from the U.S. Postal Service after a thirty-two year career, serving both as a letter carrier and a rural carrier. He served in the United States Navy during World War II. After a tour of duty in Japan, he was awarded the Asiatic Pacific Ribbon, the American Theatre Ribbon, and the Victory Medal.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Marvin and Ruby Anderson Carpenter; and a brother, Joe Carpenter of Baton Rouge.
He is survived by his wife of sixty-one years: Christine Ellerman Carpenter; a daughter and son-in-law: Kaye and Gene Boquet; a grandson: Paul Anderson Boquet.
The family would like to express their sincere appreciation to Dr. Thomas L. Colvin and the staff of Hospice T.L.C. for their loving care and concern during his illness.
Memorials may be made in the form of a donation to First United Methodist Church, 1502 West St. Winnsboro, La, or a charity of the donor's choice.
Online condolences may be sent to www.gillfirstnational.com.
Lenora Guy Cupit
Funeral services for Lenora Guy Cupit, 82, of Crowville, were held at Crowville United Methodist Church on Thursday, Oct. 30, 2008 with Rev. Chris Thomas, Rev. Barry Hoekstra, and Rev. Bobby Burgess officiating. Interment followed at Crowville Masonic Cemetery under the direction of Young's Community Memorial Funeral Home in Winnsboro.
Annie Lenora Guy Cupit was born to the union of Maggie Lee and James Lewis Guy Feb. 2, 1926 in Gilbert, and passed away Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2008 at St Francis Medical Center in Monroe. Lenora married XL Cupit on Nov. 22, 1945 and was blessed with 3 children: Patricia, James, and Brenda. She worked at the Grand Prize Stamp Store for the McLemore family for many years.
Mrs. Cupit was loving and generous and the happiest while surrounded by her family. Nothing made her happier than taking care of "her babies." She spent many hours working in her yard and loved watching the leaves change. She also enjoyed vacationing with her family. She was a member of the Crowville United Methodist Church where she filled the church with many generations of family. God and Church were very important to her. She loved the annual barbecue. She served in various capacities in the church over the years and considered each member as part of her family.
She was preceded in feath by her husband, Admond Excell Cupit; parents, James Lewis and Maggie Lee (Thornton) Guy; four brothers: Lewis Guy, Martin Guy and wife Nan, Marion Guy and wife Bobbye, and Ernest Guy and wife Ethel.
Survivors include her son, James Cupit and wife Linda of Crowville; two daughters: Pat Herrington and husband Tommy of Winnsboro; and Brenda Maxwell and husband Rickey of Delhi; grandchildren: Keith and Laura Ford, Pam and Jerry Hendrixson, Mark and Patty Ford, Karen Cupit, Becky and Scott Parker, Renae and Mickey Eaton, Jeana and Jason Dear; two brothers and sisters-in-law: Vernon and Patsy Guy, and Everett and Jessie Guy; sister, Thelma Walters; In-Laws: ER and Helen Cupit, Myrtle Carr, and Hansel and Mable Nelson. She was also survived by 16 great grandchildren, two great great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, and friends.
Pallbearers were Scottie Martin, Joe Walters, Eric Guy, Doyle Guy, Dennis Hensley,and Toby Kelley.
Honorary Pallbearers were Mike Guy, Robert Guy, Ronald Guy, Joey Guy, Jimmy Wayne Carr, Claude Cupit, and Glen Nelson.
To leave an online condolence for the family please visit www.youngscommunity.com.
John E. Thomas
Funeral services for John E. Thomas, 87, of Winnsboro, were held Sunday, Nov. 2, 2008 at Gill Chapel with Rev. Jason Foster and Rev. William Busby officiating.
Interment followeed at Fort Necessity Cemetery under the direction of Gill First National Funeral Home in Winnsboro.
Mr. Thomas was born to the union of his parents John and Lula Mae Hudson Thomas on July 18, 1921 in Winnsboro, and passed from this life on Thursday, Oct. 30, 2008. He was a member of Temple Baptist Church in Winnsboro. He was a member of the Winnsboro Masonic Lodge and the Barak Shrine Temple of Monroe. Mr. Thomas loved hunting and fishing. He was a Army veteran where he served in the Pacific during WWII.
Mr. Thomas is preceded in death by his parents; daughter: Donna Jean Thomas; son: Michael Thomas; two great granddaughters: Macie and Jacie Bruce; sister: Vera Wright; and two brothers; J. C. Thomas and Raymond "Mutt" Thomas.
He is survived by his wife of 65 years Ida V. Thomas of Winnsboro; daughter: Ginger Bruce and husband Larry of Winnsboro; granddaughter: Allison Bruce of Winnsboro; grandson: Brad Bruce and wife Joni of Baskin; three great-grandsons: Luke, Brantley and Ty Bruce; sister: Hazel Hays and husband Henry of Monroe; and a number of nieces, nephew , other family and friends.
Pallbearers were Jerry Thomas, Stacey Thomas, Mike Thomas, Carey Winters, Greg Kincaid and Ronald Gilmore.
The family would like to give a special thanks to Hospice Care Workers Lois Ferrington and Bob Temple; and to their special helper Shirley Higgins.
To sign guest book and send condolences please visit www.gillfirstnational.com.
Norman Wade Sr.
Funeral services were held for Norman Wade Sr. on Monday, Nov, 3, 2008 at the First Baptist Church at Sicily Island.
Mr. Wade passed peacefully at Lafayette General Hospital on Friday, Oct. 31, 2008 in Lafayette, LA. He was a life long resident of Sicily Island where he ran a small lawn care business for 20 years or more. He was a farmer for most of his life. He loved his garden and being able to plant it, see it grow, produce, and then be able to give to all his family, friends, and neighbors. He will be missed by all who know him.
His survivors are daughter, Jeanette W. Webster and husband Fred A. Webster of Belle Chasse, La.; daughter, Dixie Allen Thibodeaux and her husband Kelan Thibodeaux of Jackson, Miss.; son, Norman Wade Jr. and his wife Vicki Wade of White House, Texas; seven grandddaughters: Karen C. Lyons, Tamitha W. Simpson, Maria K. Wade, Christi A. Mills, Kelly R. Wade, Kea Renee' Wade and Angelia M. McGrew; eight grandsons: Terry J. Carter, Gary L. Carter, William J. Carter Jr., Gregory N. Wade, Jamie L. Wade, Bobby L. Allen, Rex A. Wade Jr., and Jason T. Wade; 16 great-granddaughters: Rachael Jeanette Wright, Page E. Trahan, Adison R. Wade, Valarie M. Hollingworth, Crystal R. Jones, Victoria Mills, Haley Mills, Madison Cranford, Adain Wade, Faith A. Wade, Madison V. Carter, Mackenzie L. Carter, Crystal C. Carter, Madelyn D. Carter, Taylor M. Gardemal, Lanie N. Gardemal; 12 great-grandsons: Coby Joe Carter, Kevin Paul Carter, L. Corp. Jay M. Griggs, Jeremy B. Griggs, Eric L. Carter, Kyle L. Carter, Yancey P. Wade, Anderson Allen, Colton Simpson, Casey Simpson, Patrick Pigg, and Brett Wade.
Mr. Wade was preceded in death by his parents Eller Jones Stokes Wade and Henry H. Wade; his wife of 49 years Lonnie M. Wade; one son, Rex A. Wade; sisters: Clara W. Graves, Mary W. Corbin, Zelma W. Ogden, and Ada Stokes Mathis; brothers: Henry H. Wade Jr., Charlie Stokes, and John Stokes; grandson, Christopher A. Wade; granddaughter, Melissa Wade Jansen; great-granddaughters, Cierra Simpson and Elena Elizabeth Dianne Cranford.
Pallbearers were Terry J. Carter, Gary L. Carter, William J. Carter Jr., Gregory N. Wade, Jamie L. Wade, Bobby L. Allen.
Honorary pallbearers were Roy Cotton, L. Corp. Jay M. Griggs, Henry H. Wade III, Frederick A. Webster Sr., and William J. Carter Sr.
Curtis Edward Cowart Sr.
Funeral services for Curtis Edward Cowart Sr., 83, were held Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2008 at Laird Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Joe Haire officiating.
Burial followed at Natchez Cemetery under the direction of Laird Funeral Home.
Mr. Cowart died Saturday, Nov. 1, 2008 at Natchez Regional Medical Center. He was born Jan. 9, 1925 at McCall Creek, Miss., son of Edward Leston and Eunice Smith Cowart. He was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church for 40 years, was owner of Cowart Appliance and Refrigeration Service for 25 years. Mr. Cowart retired after working for the Natchez Public School Maintenance Department for 25 years. He served in the United States Navy during WWII and was a decorated veteran recipient of the Bronze Star. He was a member of the Woodman of the World and was a licensed pilot. Mr. Cowart was a devoted father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He thought the world of his great-grandchildren, and loved spending time playing with them.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and wife Ruby Cowart.
Survivors include three children: Carolyn Ann Allen and husband Greg, Curtis Edward Cowart Jr., and wife Deborah Kahl, Randy Cowart and wife Lori Ann, all of Natchez; five grandchildren: Elaine Cowart Burke and husband Jamie; Adam Thornton and wife Brandy; Leston Edward Cowart and wife Misty; Curt Thornton and Kristin Thornton; four great-grandchildren: Spencer Burke, Ainsley Belle Burke, Abbey Nicole Cowart and Seth Cowart.
Pallbearers were Leston Cowart, Adam Thornton, Greg Allen, Mike Cook, Wayne Rabb and Kenny Jackson.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.lairdfh.com.
Margaret Irene Pritchard
Mrs. Margaret Irene Pritchard, 91, a homemaker of Baskin, died Monday, Nov. 3, 2008 at her residence. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time under the direction of Young's Community Memorial Funeral Home, Winnsboro.
Funeral services for Dock Roberts, 90, of Kansas, formerly of Wisner will be held Thursday, Nov. 6, 2008 at 10 a.m. at United Pentecostal Church in Ferriday.
Interment will follow at Kings Cemetery in Wisner.
Visitation will be Wednesday, Nov. 5, from 5-8 p.m. at Young's Community Memorial Funeral Home, Winnsboro.
Mr. Roberts, a retired farmer, died Sunday, Nov. 2, 2008 at Kansas Veteran's Home in Winfield, Kansas.